The agency that set us up in Jamaica arranged for our group to volunteer at a primary school in Jamaica. It was an eye-opening experience to the problems with education systems around the world. We had 4 days at the schools, 2 teaching the kids, and 2 doing painting projects around the school. The days of teaching were infinitely harder.
In between working and helping the kids, I made them all maps of the U.S. because they were adorably curious about my home, it was sweet!
They were crazy and rowdy most of the time. We had quite a few dance "breaks" in class. But they were so much fun!
The second 2 days we painted a variety of signs and did projects for the school, including their gate, front sign, and a bunch of other signs to hang around!
But of course the base part was the kids. We brought a whole suitcase of school supplies and playground toys which were a total blast!
The service was the reason we were there, and the service was amazing and 100% worth it!